Date your and identify your antique machine  using these dating methods,  both metalworking & woodworking.

 
Patent dates, your first clue

 

 

 

 

 

Square corners on machine castings on older casting method mostly pre 1870s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blachsmith forged parts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leather sewing machines

 

Topic ONE here

 


Topic TWO here


Topic THREE here


Topic FOUR here